Lunar Phases – August 2019

phases of the moonLunar Phases – Aug 2019

Times are given in Queensland time (AEST). 

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New Moon: Thurs 1 Aug 2019 at 1.12pm at 8 degrees Leo

A time of renewed energy as a new cycle starts – intensified by the eclipse.

Moon planting: The week following the New Moon is the best time for planting leafy greens.

 

First Quarter: Thurs 8 Aug 2019 at 3.31am at 14 Scorpio

A time to take decisive action with unfolding events as the light of the Moon continues to grow.

Moon planting: The week following First Quarter Moon is ideal for planting fruiting vegetables.

 

Full Moon: Thurs 15 Aug 2019 at 10.29pm at 22 degrees Aquarius

A high energy time when things often come to fruition or events come to a head – intensified by the eclipse.

Moon planting: The week following Full Moon is the best time for planting root crops.

 

Last Quarter: Sat 24 Aug 2019 at 00.56am at zero degrees Gemini

A time of reorientation as the light of the Moon decreases, eventually going into the low-energy time of Old Moon just before the cycle begins again with the next New Moon.

Moon planting: The last week of the Moon cycle is the best time for weeding and composting.

 

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Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Capricorn 2019

partial lunar eclipseThe Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Capricorn on Wed 17 July is a partial lunar eclipse (16 July in Europe and the Americas).  It lasts almost 3 hours and you’ll be able to see it if it’s night-time for you at the time of the eclipse – here in Queensland it’s at 7.31am so we won’t catch it. 

The eclipsed Full Moon in Capricorn brings into sharp relief the difference between public and private life, and invites us to find a balance between these two opposing polarities of work and home. If there is something you have been working towards for a while, this Full Moon is likely to bring things to fruition with a strong sense of achievement.  

The eclipsed Full Moon is exact at 7.31am AEST at 24 degrees Capricorn – the best night for Full Moon ceremony will be the previous evening.

Remember my usual warning around eclipses and take extra care during this eclipse time!

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Full Moon in Sagittarius 2019

The Full Moon falls in Sagittarius on Mon 17 June. 
Sagittarius is eternally buoyant and optimistic, driven by the need to find meaning in life, if not THE meaning of life.

The Full Moon in Sagittarius invites us to find a balance between this enthusiastic search for truth and the need to approach an issue rationally, collecting information first rather than acting impulsively. Sagittarius is famous for leaping into situations, all fired up, ready to fight for a cause or go on a quest, without stopping to check the facts first – and then in its enthusiasm and thirst for adventure, it doesn’t know when (or sometimes even how) to stop and rein in the energy – it’s what gives Sagittarius its OTT reputation, ie being completely Over The Top! So use the energies of this Full Moon to find that balance in your life.

With Jupiter (the ruler of Sagittarius) in a challenging contact with Neptune, there’s potential for deception at this Full Moon (especially self-deception), although the helpful contact from Saturn may well keep a reality check in place.

The Full Moon in Sagittarius also brings issues of trust to the fore, so just be careful you’re not viewing the world through the rose-coloured glasses of Neptune!

The Full Moon is at 25 degrees Sagittarius and is exact at 6.31pm AEST (Queensland time).

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New Moon in Taurus 2019

Taurus the bull

New Moon in Taurus  Sun 5 May 2019, exact at 8.45am Queensland time (AEST) at 14 degrees Taurus (Sat 4 May in Europe and the Americas)

Full Moon in Scorpio  Sun 19 May 2019, exact at 7.11am Queensland time (AEST) at 27 degrees Scorpio (Sat 18 May in Europe and the Americas)

Skywatching  Venus and Mercury can still be seen as Morning Stars in the east before sunrise at the beginning of this lunar month, Mercury only for a few days more before it disappears from view. Saturn is overhead in the pre-dawn sky, with Jupiter visible in the west.  In the evening, after sunset, the red planet Mars can be seen low in the western sky for a few hours before it too sets.  Jupiter then rises in the east in the early evening.

 

Cosmic invitation for guardians of Mother Earth

Secrets revealed at Scorpio Full Moon?

We’re certainly moving through some very heavy energies at the moment with Saturn and Pluto stationing so close to the South Node! (see last month’s newsletter for details.)  Anyone whose birthday’s around 11-14 Jan will be feeling these energies hugely! 

Astrologically we have a relatively quiet month coming up, thankfully.  Time for a breather …  before we move into the next eclipse season towards the end of June – the eclipses aren’t till July, but we’ll start to feel the effects a couple of weeks beforehand.  Enjoy the rest and use the opportunity to recharge your batteries – the New Moon in Taurus is an excellent time for some pampering!

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The New Moon in Taurus on Sun 5 May (4 May in Europe and the Americas) invites us to renew our relationship with Mother Earth and our physical world.  It invites us to begin a new cycle, to connect deeply with the land, to appreciate the abundance of Nature, to acknowledge the sacred beauty of the Earth and to embody this by stepping into our protective role as her guardians.

This protective role seems more urgent than ever with the environmental breakdown we’re experiencing, caused mainly by the climate crisis but also by our own lack of awareness over the years around pollution issues such as the use of plastics.  With Uranus now in Taurus, there’s a mass awakening happening about how we are destroying the Earth’s pristine environment on every front.  For more on what Uranus in Taurus is bringing, see my blog post below.

Uranus moves into Taurus – Shifts in mass consciousness

 

At a personal level, this New Moon (and this whole lunar month) is an excellent time for some pampering and indulgence!  As an Earth sign, Taurus is patient and grounded, with an appreciation of the finer things in life. Taurus is highly sensuous and has a love of luxury, so feel free to indulge your senses now!

Taurus is associated with security in its many forms – emotional, material and financial – and this need for security (or more accurately, the fear of lack of security) can give rise to the sign’s tendency towards possessiveness and material accumulation.  Use the energies of this lunar month to explore your own security needs and your own relationship with abundance.

If your birthday falls close to this New Moon, within a day either side, you are likely to be strongly affected as it marks a year of new beginnings in your life, particularly with regard to your sense of identity and your purpose in life.

The New Moon falls at 14 degrees Taurus.  If you have points in your birth chart close to this degree (within one degree), expect the part of your life associated with that energy (eg relationships for Venus) to begin a significant new cycle.

The New Moon is exact at 8.45am AEST.  Remember to set your New Moon intentions in the following 24 hrs.

The lovers are in harmony right now, starting the lunar month in outgoing style with Venus in action-oriented Aries and Mars in inquisitive Gemini, Fire and Air fuelling each other.  They keep pace for a few weeks then move into more receptive energy mid-month, when Venus moves into sensuous Taurus on 15 May, and Mars into emotional Cancer on 16 May.  Once more the lovers are in harmony, this time in Earth and Water, so in a quieter, more introspective way.

The Full Moon falls in Scorpio on Sun 19 May AEST (18 May in Europe and the Americas).  This is likely to be a very emotional time when deep and passionate feelings are revealed. This Scorpio Full Moon brings a strong possibility of secret or intensely private matters coming to light, possibly with a sexual content or maybe concerning financial matters (or even both!). There may also be some shocks or surprises on the relationship front with Venus making a tight contact to Uranus at this Full Moon.  The Full Moon is at 27 degrees Scorpio and is exact at 7.11am AEST, so the best time for Full Moon celebrations will be the previous evening Sat 18 May.

 

Looking ahead to next lunar month … 

The next New Moon falls on Mon 3 June 2019 at 8.01pm AEST at 12 degrees Gemini

  

Have a wonderful lunar month

 

With love

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True Blue Moon on Good Friday

True Blue Moon on Good Friday

and the Astrological Origins of Easter

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We have a true Blue Moon this lunar month as the Full Moon on Fri 19 April is the second Full Moon in the sign of Libra, falling at 29 degrees.  You’ll see lots of erroneous media definitions of a Blue Moon, but astrologically, it’s when there’s a second Full Moon within the same sign, a fairly rare occurrence, and nothing to do with the actual colour of the Moon!   Last month’s Full Moon was at zero degrees Libra, and this month’s falls at 29 degrees Libra, making it a true genuine Blue Moon.

This second Full Moon in Libra gives us an additional opportunity to bring our lives into balance, the cosmic invitation extended by the Equinox and the Full Moon last month.  It highlights our need to relate to others, yet it also emphasizes the need to find a balance between the needs of the self and the needs of the other, between the need for independence and the need for compromise. This second Full Moon in Libra reinforces yet again the theme of the Equinox, the need to find balance in our lives.  This Full Moon falls at 29 degrees Libra, so check the houses of your chart to see which part of your life is under the spotlight. The Full Moon is exact at 9.12pm Queensland time (AEST) on Fri 19 April, Good Friday.

Easter Sunday this year falls on 21 April.  ‘What’s this got to do with Astrology?’  I hear you ask … Well, not many people realise but the date of Easter is determined by the Moon and the Equinox.  Easter Sunday is set as the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after the Equinox.  This is why the date of Easter changes each year, sometimes falling at the end of March and some years much later in April.  Astrology is present in our everyday lives much more than we realise!

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Supermoon Full Moon on the Equinox

The Full Moon falls on the Equinox – how wonderful is that synchronicity, we can celebrate both at once!  It’s also a Supermoon, the last in this current series of three Supermoons in 2019, so we may well get extreme weather events (again!) and of course emotions are likely to be running high.  As with all Supermoons, the Moon is closer to the Earth at that point, so she’ll appear larger and brighter in the night sky. 

The Full Moon in Libra highlights our need to relate to others, yet it also emphasizes the need to find a balance between the needs of the self and the needs of the other, between the need for independence and the need for compromise. This Full Moon in Libra really reinforces and brings home the theme of the Equinox, the need to find balance in our lives.  The Full Moon falls at zero degrees Libra, so check the houses of your chart to see which part of your life is under the spotlight. The Full Moon is exact at 11.43am Queensland time (AEST) on Thurs 21 March, so the best time for celebrations, while the energy is still building, is the previous night.

EquinoxSolsticeThe Equinox falls earlier on the same day Thurs 21 March as the Sun moves out of dreamy Pisces and into action-oriented Aries.  The Equinox marks the change of the seasons, the time of year when day and night are of equal length and the seasons come to a point of balance.  This is a perfect time to explore what might be out of balance in your own life and find a way to restore that balance, whether it’s in your relationships, your work & family life, or any other aspect of your life.   The Equinox is exact at 7.58am Queensland time (AEST), so the previous day in Europe and the Americas.

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Supermoon Full Moon in Virgo 2019

The Full Moon falls in Virgo on Wed 20 Feb, the second in a series of three Supermoons Supermoons occur when the Moon is closer to the Earth than usual (because of its elliptical orbit round the Earth) and the Full Moon appears larger and brighter in the sky than usual.  In fact, this Supermoon is the closest, therefore appearing largest and brightest, of this current Supermoon series.  Supermoons are associated with extreme weather events, king tides and seismic activity.  They also intensify the usual emotional charge of a Full Moon, when things tend to come to light or reach a climax.

Falling in Virgo, this Full Moon brings into focus our need for order and purity. Virgo is a very analytical sign, and as an Earth sign it’s analytical in a practical way, trying to improve situations (and even people!) in its search for perfection.  Virgo is great at the details, often losing sight of the overall picture, a quality associated with its opposite sign Pisces.  This Virgo Full Moon urges us to find a balance between the microcosmic attention to detail of Virgo with the macrocosmic holistic vision of Pisces.  Hold the vision, and stay grounded in the details too!

The Full Moon is exact in the wee hours of 20 Feb at 1.54am Queensland time (AEST), so the best night to celebrate the Full Moon will be the previous evening when the energy is still building.  If you live in Europe or the Americas (or even Western Australia), the Full Moon will fall the previous night, 19 Feb.  Check your birth chart to see which house is under the spotlight at zero degrees Virgo.

 

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Moon phases – Feb 2019

phases of the moonLunar Phases – Feb 2019

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New Moon – Chinese New Year: Tues 5 Feb 2019 at 7.04am AEST

A time of renewed energy as a new cycle starts.

Moon planting: The week following the New Moon is the best time for planting leafy greens.

 

First Quarter: Wed 13 Feb 2019 at 8.26am AEST

A time to take decisive action with unfolding events as the light of the Moon continues to grow.

Moon planting: The week following First Quarter Moon is ideal for planting fruiting vegetables.

 

Full Moon (Supermoon): Wed 20 Feb 2019 at 1.54am AEST

A high energy time when things often come to fruition or events come to a head, heightened by the Supermoon.

Moon planting: The week following Full Moon is the best time for planting root crops.

 

Last Quarter: Tues 26 Feb 2019 at 9.28pm AEST

A time of reorientation as the light of the Moon decreases, eventually going into the low-energy time of Old Moon just before the cycle begins again with the next New Moon.

Moon planting: The last week of the Moon cycle is the best time for weeding and composting.

 

 

Total Lunar Eclipse, Blood Moon: Supermoon Full Moon in Leo

Blood Moon, total lunar eclipse

Blood Moon, total lunar eclipse

The Full Moon in Leo on Mon 21 Jan is a total lunar eclipse It’s also the first in a sequence of three SuperMoons, where the Moon is closer to the Earth than usual,  intensifying the energies and in particular heightening our emotional responses.  SuperMoons are associated with extreme weather patterns, and total lunar eclipses are associated with earthquakes and earth changes, so this is likely to be a formidable combination! If you have chart points at zero degrees Leo, you’re likely to be strongly affected by this eclipse, so be extra careful at this time. Eclipses bring sudden, unexpected changes, not necessarily negative but it pays to be careful during the eclipse period, and the energies right now are extra strong because of the SuperMoon.  The Full Moon in Leo also highlights the need for a balance between the personal and the collective. The Full Moon in Leo is usually a fun party time, but the party may literally be eclipsed in some way, so take extra care at this time.

This is the last of the Leo-Aquarius eclipses that have been occurring over the past 18 months, as the eclipses are now moving into Cancer-Capricorn.  Interesting when we look back to the first of these eclipses in the royal sign of Leo, Prince Harry had just announced his engagement to Meghan Markle, and now of course, at the end of this cycle, they’ve married and are now expecting their first child.  An African-American divorcee marrying into the British royal family is certainly the kind of “unexpected changes” you could associate with eclipses through Leo, to say nothing of the passionate sermon preached at their wedding by Bishop Michael Curry!!

This lunar eclipse will be visible in North and South America, even the UK, basically anywhere that’s in night-time.  It’s exact at 3.12pm AEST (Queensland time) so won’t be visible in Australia.  Lunar eclipses take a few hours to unfold, so if you’re somewhere where you can see it, it’ll appear first as a partial eclipse, then move into the deep red colour of the full Blood Moon for just over an hour, and of course, as a SuperMoon, the Moon will appear much larger and brighter in the sky than usual.  If you’re celebrating the Full Moon in Australia, the best time for ceremony will be the previous evening Sun 20 Jan while the energies are still building.  Remember my usual warning around eclipses and be extra careful during this period!

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Full Moon on the Solstice!!!

EquinoxSolstice

The Full Moon falls with the Solstice this year, and we enter the eclipse season for the upcoming eclipses in January.

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year (and the shortest night) in the southern hemisphere, when the Sun reaches its southernmost position overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn, named after the Sun’s passage into the zodiac sign of Capricorn on this day.  This is the traditional mid-season time of celebration and feasting.  In the northern hemisphere it is of course the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and the longest night.  This year the solstice falls on Sat 22 Dec at 8.23am Queensland time AEST (Fri 21 Dec in Europe and the Americas). 

The Full Moon falls in Cancer in the early hours of Sun 23 Dec AEST (Sat 22 Dec in Europe and the Americas) just after the Solstice.  The Full Moon in Cancer invites us to find a balance between the deep emotional connection of family and the outer, worldly achievement that is found in our work life. This Full Moon also highlights our emotional attachment to the past, so don’t be surprised if strong feelings get stirred up again, giving us the opportunity to finally let go and release the past.  This is a good time for us to reassess our unconscious, “autopilot” responses, and to change any behaviour that is no longer appropriate.  The Full Moon is exact at 3.49am AEST, so Sat 22 Dec is the best night for Full Moon celebrations – as well as solstice celebrations!!!

The eclipse season starts now, after this month’s Full Moon.  The eclipses won’t be till January, but meanwhile take extra care from the Full Moon onwards as the energies start to build.  This means that Christmas time will be in the eclipse season, so please be extra careful on the roads and in your lives generally.  Remember eclipses demand respect, as they often bring unexpected change into our lives!  So take extra care this Christmas period!!

 

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Adventure Time!

Sagittarius, the archer

New Moon in Sagittarius  Fri 7 Dec 2018, exact at 5.20pm Queensland time (AEST) at 15 degrees Sagittarius

Full Moon in Cancer  Sun 23 Dec 2018, exact at 3.49am Queensland time (AEST) at 0 degrees Cancer

Skywatching  Venus can be seen as the Morning Star twinkling brightly in the east before sunrise, and lower in the sky, Mercury and Jupiter are also visible.  In the evening, after sunset, reddish Mars is overhead, with Saturn bright in the west, progressively lower in the sky as the month advances until it is no longer visible.

 

Adventure Time!

The New Moon falls in Sagittarius on Fri 7 Dec, bringing a fresh burst of enthusiasm for adventure and exploration, as well as the need to enjoy life to the full.  This is a good time to start on a spiritual quest, a study course or overseas travel – anything that expands your horizons.

Sagittarius is a Fire sign, warm and enthusiastic, naturally optimistic with an undying trust in the Universe.  Sagittarians love to explore and go on adventures.  Their sign is ruled by Jupiter, which gives them their boundless enthusiasm – and on the down side, a tendency to go over the top, take lots of risks and over-extend themselves, not knowing when or where to stop.

If your birthday is close to this New Moon, this marks the beginning of a significant new cycle in your life in terms of your identity and your sense of purpose.

If you have a planet at 15 degrees of Sagittarius this marks the beginning of a new cycle in whatever that planet symbolizes (eg relationships for Venus).

Remember to create your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon.  The New Moon is exact at 5.20pm AEST.

 

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Full Moon in Gemini as Neptune stations

The Full Moon in Gemini on Fri 23 Nov invites us to find a balance between logic and intuitive knowing, so that any action we take integrates both polarities, aware of relevant information yet trusting our intuition.  With Jupiter part of the signature of this Full Moon, the Universe is sending us a strong invitation to trust, both in ourselves and in the Universe.  Check your birth chart to see which house is under the Full Moon spotlight at zero degrees Gemini as this is the area of life where matters may well come to fruition or be revealed.  This Full Moon is exact at 3.39pm Queensland time (AEST).

 

Neptune turns direct on Sun 25 Nov 2018 allowing us to move forwards again after a five-month period of self-reflection in which we have revisited and maybe revised our dreams and visions for the future.  We may also have revisited our spiritual longing, our urge to transcend 3D reality.  As Neptune also symbolises veils of illusion, we may have become more aware of the ways in which we manage to deceive ourselves, only seeing what we want to see or believing what we want to believe.  The cosmic opportunity now is for our vision to be clearer and more connected with Spirit.

 

Neptune stations at 13 degrees Pisces, and hangs around at that degree for almost 2 months before it moves forwards again, so if you have this point strong in your birth chart, or if you’re born around 4 March, you’ll be feeling a strong urge to transcend reality and dissolve into a state of spiritual oneness.  For some of you, this will be felt as a complete brain meltdown, especially if you’re trying to maintain a left-brain existence. The key is to surrender to the inspiration and creativity of Neptune, indulge in art or music, and engage in spiritual practices like meditation so that you transcend reality, rather than get drawn into the negative side of Neptune, escapist patterns such as addictive behaviours.

 

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Full Moon with Uranus – Surprise twists and revelations!!!

This is going to be a very interesting Full Moon.  Full Moons bring illumination at the best of times, but now with Uranus part of the planetary picture, expect matters to come to a head with surprise twists as things get revealed that may be shocking and disruptive! 

The Full Moon falls in Taurus in the early hours of Thurs 25 Oct AEST (effectively the evening of Wed 24 Oct).  The Full Moon in Taurus brings into focus your ability to be sensuous and grounded, an excellent time to indulge the senses and pamper the body.  This Full Moon invites us to find a balance between physical sensuality and emotional depth. 

Uranus joins with this Full Moon to bring something unexpected, exciting or stimulating.  The purpose of Uranus is to bring a higher level of awareness into our lives, waking us up from our normal routine and habits.  Equally (sometimes at the same time!), Uranus can bring disruption, even chaos, as it shakes things up in its attempt to bring in more light.  Uranus is known as the Great Awakener, and that’s what it does, one way or the other!  All you can say for certain with Uranus is ‘Expect the Unexpected’

The Full Moon falls at 1 degree Taurus, so wherever this point falls in your chart is the area of your life that will be under the spotlight now, bringing matters to a head or to resolution, probably with a surprise twist!  There are likely to be some very interesting revelations around at this time (think of the Khashoggi case for example).  The Full Moon is exact at 2.45am AEST (Queensland time) so the best time to celebrate will be the previous night when the energies are still building.

 

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New Moon in Libra 2018

Libra, the scales of balance

New Moon in Libra  Tues 9 Oct 2018, exact at 1.47pm Queensland time (AEST) at 15 degrees Libra

Full Moon in Taurus  Thurs 25 Oct 2018, exact at 2.45am Queensland time (AEST) at 1 degree Taurus (effectively the evening of Wed 24 Oct)

Skywatching:   Venus will continue to be visible as the Evening Star, twinkling brightly in the west, till about mid-Oct, appearing gradually lower in the evening sky until she is no longer visible.  She disappears for 7 days and then reappears as the Morning Starfrom the end of Oct.  Jupiter is above Venus in the west, with Saturn and reddish Mars overhead at sunset.

 

The New Moon falls in Libra on Tues 9 Oct, starting a new cycle in your relationships and connecting with others generally.  It also brings a renewed emphasis on the need for harmony and fairness in all aspects of your life.  Libra is the sign of the born diplomat, the mediator who can always see both sides of any issue.  The symbol for Libra is the scales, where things can be weighed and balanced.  With the New Moon in Libra, this lunar month is a good time to focus on restoring balance in your life, giving you the opportunity to consolidate the theme of the Equinox last month (see last month’s newsletter) by implementing whatever changes are required to bring your life back into harmony and balance.

Libra is an Air signsociable and communicative, with a huge need for fairness.  It’s also one of the leadership signs, but it doesn’t need to be out in front – quite the contrary. The leadership style of Libra is inclusive and co-operative, making Libra an excellent consultative leader.  The challenge for Libra is decision-making!  They are so good at seeing all sides of the question that reaching a final decision can be agony for them, especially when they’re trying to keep everyone happy.  Because they hate disharmony, people-pleasing is often one of their main issues, not helped by their reluctance to confront and tackle any problem areas.  Embracing more of the assertiveness of their opposite sign Aries can be really helpful.

If your birthday is close to this New Moon, this marks the beginning of a significant new cycle in your life in terms of your identity and your sense of purpose. 

If you have a planet at 15 degrees of Libra (within a degree either side), this marks the beginning of a new cycle in whatever that planet symbolises (eg responsibility for Saturn).

Remember to set your New Moon intentions within 24 hours of the New Moon. The New Moon is exact at 1.47pm Queensland time (AEST).

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Lunar Phases October 2018

phases of the moon

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Last Quarter: Tues 2 Oct at 7.45pm

A time of reorientation as the light of the Moon decreases, eventually going into the low-energy time of Old Moon just before the cycle begins again with the next New Moon.

Moon planting: The last week of the Moon cycle is the best time for weeding and composting.

 

New Moon: Tues 9 Oct at 1.47pm

A time of renewed energy as a new cycle starts – intensified by the eclipse.

Moon planting: The week following the New Moon is the best time for planting leafy greens.

 

First Quarter: Wed 17 Oct at 4.02am

A time to take decisive action with unfolding events as the light of the Moon continues to grow.

Moon planting: The week following First Quarter Moon is ideal for planting fruiting vegetables.

 

Full Moon: Thurs 25 Oct at 2.45am

A high energy time when things often come to fruition or events come to a head.

Moon planting: The week following Full Moon is the best time for planting root crops.

 

 

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Old friends and lovers reappear … Venus goes retro ❤️

Venus Rx lovers reconnectOld friends and lovers reappear …

       … echoes of 8 years ago

 

Venus goes retrograde on Sat 6 Oct 2018 (AEST, Fri 5 Oct in Europe & the Americas) at 10 degrees Scorpio.  Venus signifies our urge to relate to others, so don’t be surprised if old friends and lovers reappear in your life during the retrograde phase of Venus – you may hear from people you haven’t seen for ages.  Or you may be the one seeking to reconnect.  Venus retrograde often brings an opportunity to revisit past relationships, especially if there is any unfinished business there.

 

Venus retrograde moves through 8-year cycles, so think back to what was happening for you eight years ago (Oct/Nov 2010) when Venus last went retrograde in Scorpio & Libra, for insight into what the themes might be for you this time round.  Venus is retrograde for six weeks until Fri 16 Nov when she turns direct again at 25 degrees Libra.  If you have Taurus or Libra prominent in your chart (especially as your rising sign), Venus retrograde cycles are likely to have a strong impact on you.

 

Venus will continue to be visible as the Evening Star for a couple of weeks after she turns retrograde, but will be seen gradually lower in the evening sky until she is no longer visible (as she gets closer and closer to the Sun).  With this retrograde conjunction to the Sun, Venus disappears for seven days, after which time she emerges transformed as the Morning Star, and a whole new 584-day cycle begins (a cycle sacred to the Mayans).  In ancient times Venus was seen as a dual goddess – the Evening Star was her peaceful aspect, whereas the Morning Star was her warrior incarnation; the rebirth of the Morning Star was seen as an auspicious time to go into battle.  Venus will reappear as the Morning Star from the end of Oct.

 

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Full Moon in Aries 2018

The Full Moon falls in Aries on Tues 25 Sept.

This Full Moon highlights our ability to be assertive and to take action, yet it also calls for the need for balance between independence and co-operation with others.

The Full Moon is at 2 degrees Aries, so wherever this point falls in your chart is the area of your life that will be under the spotlight now!

The Full Moon is exact at 12.52pm AEST (midday) so the best time to celebrate will be the previous night when the energies are still building.

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Equinox

EquinoxThe Equinox falls on Sun 23 Sept at 11.54am AEST.

The theme of the Equinox is always about balance.  This is the time of year when day and night are of equal length (equi-nox means ‘equal night’ in Latin), the Sun rises due east, and the seasons come to a point of balance.

This Equinox is marked by the Sun moving into the zodiac sign of Libra, the sign associated with harmony, balance and fairness.

In the Southern hemisphere this is the Spring Equinox, a time of rejoicing that winter is over and celebrating the birth of new life. With the Virgo New Moon, this is an excellent time for a Spring Cleanse!

The seasons are reversed in the Northern hemisphere of course, where this is the Autumn Equinox, a time of harvest celebration, giving thanks for the abundant crops produced by the summer months.

Whether you are celebrating Spring or Autumn Equinox, this is a perfect time to reflect on your own life, explore what might be out of balance there and find a way to restore that, whether it’s in your relationships, your work or any other aspect of your life.

 

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Full Moon on the Solstice!!!

EquinoxSolstice

The Full Moon falls with the Solstice this year, and we enter the eclipse season for the upcoming eclipses in January.

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year (and the shortest night) in the southern hemisphere, when the Sun reaches its southernmost position overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn, named after the Sun’s passage into the zodiac sign of Capricorn on this day.  This is the traditional mid-season time of celebration and feasting.  In the northern hemisphere it is of course the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and the longest night.  This year the solstice falls on Sat 22 Dec at 8.23am Queensland time AEST (Fri 21 Dec in Europe and the Americas). 

The Full Moon falls in Cancer in the early hours of Sun 23 Dec AEST (Sat 22 Dec in Europe and the Americas) just after the Solstice.  The Full Moon in Cancer invites us to find a balance between the deep emotional connection of family and the outer, worldly achievement that is found in our work life. This Full Moon also highlights our emotional attachment to the past, so don’t be surprised if strong feelings get stirred up again, giving us the opportunity to finally let go and release the past.  This is a good time for us to reassess our unconscious, “autopilot” responses, and to change any behaviour that is no longer appropriate.  The Full Moon is exact at 3.49am AEST, so Sat 22 Dec is the best night for Full Moon celebrations – as well as solstice celebrations!!!

The eclipse season starts now, after this month’s Full Moon.  The eclipses won’t be till January, but meanwhile take extra care from the Full Moon onwards as the energies start to build.  This means that Christmas time will be in the eclipse season, so please be extra careful on the roads and in your lives generally.  Remember eclipses demand respect, as they often bring unexpected change into our lives!  So take extra care this Christmas period!!

 

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